Carb Blockers: Information
Carb blockers are dietary supplements containing a specially-prepared ingredient from white kidney beans. This ingredient, one version of which is trademarked Phase II, is able to inhibit the function of an enzyme that breaks complex carbohydrates into simple sugars. In this way, the calories from those dietary carbohydrates are “blocked” before they can be absorbed and impact metabolism.
Carb Blockers: What They Do
Carb Blockers inhibit the conversion of complex carbohydrates (starches) into sugar. This makes them a great way to enjoy carb-rich foods like pasta and pizza without sabotaging your diet and weight loss efforts. They may help reduce the impact of carb calories on your diet and promote better results from your overall approach to weight loss that includes proper nutrition and diet.
Carb Blockers: What They Don't Do
Carb Blockers only inhibit the conversion of starch into sugar, they don't have any effect on simple sugars already present in foods like candy, soda, ice cream and alcoholic beverages.
Using Carb Blockers
Carb Blockers shouldn't be regarded as a complete weight-loss approach in and of themselves, only as part of an overall approach. But Carb Blockers are still valuable for their ability to blunt the effect of carb calories. Typically 1-3 capsules or tablets are taken just prior to a carb-rich meal so they can begin to work as soon as digestion starts.
Side-effects and Cautions:
Carb Blockers are very safe when used as directed but should be reserved for use only with meals that have a significant amount of complex carbohydrates. Some users experience temporary gas, loose stools and bloating when first using Carb Blockers.